47 million young men and women dropped out of school by the 10th standard, according to
the 2016 report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Global
Education Monitoring, a United Nations institute based in Montreal, Canada.
The enrolment in class 10 is 77%, but enrolment in class 11 is only 52%, according
to a report from the New Delhi-based Institute for
Policy Research Studies (PRS).
Vidyadhan Program precisely addresses this very problem by providing
an incentive for parents to continue the education of their
meritorious children beyond class 10 by providing scholarship from class 11
till they complete a degree course of their choice.
In 2015, SDF also piloted a unique direct-sponsorship model via Vidyadhan,
giving individuals an option to sponsor the education of a deserving child.
If you are interested in providing wings to the dreams of a meritorious
underprivileged students by sponsoring his/her studies,
It is estimated that annually, approximately 225 members
of the para-military forces, lay down their lives in the line of duty across India.
Also, a Majority of these members are young and make this supreme sacrifice
to this nation at the prime of their life, leaving their families in deep sorrow and misery.
The Vidya Rakshak scholarship aims to honour the brave souls who lost their
lives trying to protect the nation, and secure their children’s future.
Vidya Rakshak, is the honour based scholarship program from SDF intended for the children of martyrs from the from Central Armed Police Forces vide BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB & Assam Rifles from across India ,Para military forces.. Initiated in 2016, Vidya Rakshak is the first program of its kind in India and is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs. In the first leg of the programme, 300 children of martyred paramilitary personnel received scholarships for their school education. The Vidya Rakshak Scholarship is designed to support education till Standard 12. Depending on the class of study, the children receive a scholarship amount ranging from 6000 to 12000. Vidyarakshak is a long term commitment for the Sarojini Damodaran Foundation.
For higher education, eligible Vidya Rakshak
students based on means and merit will be considered for